Apr 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Respiratory Care, AAS

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Learning outcomes

  • Perform tasks and skills necessary for fulfilling the role of an entry level respiratory therapist, using equipment basic to the profession.
  • Perform respiratory assessment using critical-thinking skills.
  • Identify pathology and etiology of respiratory disorders and the relationship to oxygenation and ventilation.
  • Interpret and use information (medical charts, acquisition and analysis system information) to draw reasonable conclusions and provide safe therapy.
  • Identify and use a wide variety of research sources as applied to respiratory care.
  • Apply the skills necessary to work in a multicultural world as a medical professional.
  • Communicate in English both orally and in writing in a clear and organized manner to persuade, inform and convey ideas.




Each of the following prerequisite courses require a minimum 2.7 GPA:

1. Every student is required to complete

3. Every student is required to complete a computation requirement. Students must select from the list below:

4. Every student is required to complete an English requirement. Students must select from the list below:

Total Prerequisites: 25

Important notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a minimum 2.5 grade in each core class.
  • Talk to a faculty adviser about specific course sequencing.
  • AAS degree programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.
  • Some classes are offered in self-paced, lab setting.
  • This program is currently offered on a full-time basis only.
  • Students must carry liability and personal accident insurance with payment due during the first and fourth quarters of the program. Maintenance of CPR certification is required throughout the course of the program.
  • Taking courses outside of the specified program is extremely challenging due to heavy load and irregular schedule.
  • The program is fully accredited by he Commission on Acreditation for Respiratory Care. See accreditation statement. 

  Special  Note: See other important program updates and student requirements on the Respiratory Care website -  http://respiratory.highline.edu

Specific Requirements

Total Core Credits: 89

Total Supporting Course Credits: 8

Total Program Credits: 122

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